IRS Waives Penalty for Many

The IRS has announced that it will be waiving the penalty for the underpayment of estimated tax for many taxpayers whose estimated tax payments and federal income tax withholdings came up short for the 2018 tax year. The underpayment penalty relief is intended to provide assistance to

How the New Tax Law Affects C Corporations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the federal tax law, including a significant decrease in the corporate tax rate. Beginning in 2018, the tax rate for c-corporations is a flat rate of 21%. This is great for existing corporations, as they were previously taxe

2018 Itemized Deduction Changes

Due to the recent tax law changes, many more taxpayers will be taking the standard deduction vs itemizing for 2018. The standard deduction  for 2018 is $24,000 for married filing jointly taxpayers (up from $12,700 in 2017). Significant changes to itemized deductions take effect this y

Are You Eligible for the New Business Income Deduction?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the tax law, most notably the addition of a new deduction for qualified business income. Qualified business income includes the ordinary income from sole-proprietorships, single-member LLCs, partnerships, S-corporations, and

2018 Year-End Tax Planning

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. Year-end planning for 2018 takes place against the backdrop of a new tax law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — that make major changes in